pistol grips

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Blog entry by darrenjttu posted 05-03-2011 07:46 PM 1067 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I gave my wifes grandfather thier vase he gave me another assignment. He wants me to make a set of replacement grips for his colt 25 out of the same mesquite. What is the best way to make them other than lots of carving and sanding? CNC? If I do it by hand I cannot do all the details in them.

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 07:53 PM

Well, CNC’s one way to go if you have that kind of access. Other than that, I think it’s carving tools and sanding. You could use a burning tool to do the crosshatching. Either way, you’ll be improving upon the plastic OEMs and adding a bit of charm. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 05-04-2011 05:59 AM

I haven’t looked in a long time but checkering tools used to be relatively inexpensive. Checkering is not only useful but it is attractive. It just takes time like all other good things.

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